Italians. Perhaps better known for the greasy, arse-pinching antics of their menfolk at various summer holiday destinations than their cock-hungry women. Or, indeed, their sense of humour.

Little wonder then at the surprise on David Beckham's face here as Italian TV presenter Elena Di Cioccio, sporting a natty pair of yellow rubber gloves, brazenly cops a handful of his Golden Balls during an interview - before screaming "I touched it, it's small. David you have conned us. What did you use? Cotton wool? It's a trick!"

Poor lad. On the bright side, a few years back, and it would have been Jeremy Beadle's withered digits poking around down there...